Saturday, August 20, 2005

Art exhibition captures beautiful scenes of Sabah on canvas

By Ismail Haji Mansor

KOTA KINABALU - The Sabah Art Gallery is currently holding an exhibition on landscape featuring the scenes of untouched environment found in some of the remote areas in Sabah.

A total of 40 paintings, mostly depicting the beauty of the villages which could lure tourists coming to Sabah are on display at the exhibition.

The exhibition is held to promote Sabah sceneries and highlight the beautiful places which still can be found in the rural areas. Most of the paintings were done in acrylic and water colours.

Art pieces on display are mostly done by local artists such as Christine Gooting, Madini Majidin, Mohd. Zulwawi Hashim, Sabating Ev. Baron Kampiau, Mastini Asap, Toney Gondolos, Lily Kugan dan Muslim Matajim.

Datuk Wilfred Madius Tangau, Chairman of the Sabah Cultural Board while officiating the exhibition urged local artists to play their role in promoting Sabah to attract tourists by producing more paintings featuring the beauties of many places in Sabah.

The public are welcome to view the exhibition at Sabah Art Gallery which is located at the Sabah Museum Science and Education building. The exhibition is held until Sept 4 and open from 9am to 5pm.

Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin Weekend

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